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how would you word this email?

post #1 of 12
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my gf wants to get an internship this summer and shes been F- at it and got no results.
so my friends dad's company is in her field, so she wants to email him for an unpaid internship to at least get some experience.
my friends dad doesnt know her, and dont really know me..

so if my gf is sending my friend's dad the email... how would you go at it???
post #2 of 12
ask your friend first.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

ask your friend first.

i did, he said email his dad.
but how to word it, is the problem ..
post #4 of 12
Approach it as any other business letter.

Concise, clear language telling him what she can offer and what the company has to offer.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

i did, he said email his dad.
but how to word it, is the problem ..

Your friend can't talk to his dad so at least he'll expect an email instead of receiving an unsolicited email somehow sent directly to him?
post #6 of 12
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Your friend can't talk to his dad so at least he'll expect an email instead of receiving an unsolicited email somehow sent directly to him?

well cuz my friend is in red neck ville no mans land (moved after school) and hes dads in my town
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

well cuz my friend is in red neck ville no mans land (moved after school) and hes dads in my town

Ah, yes. No Internet, postal, or telephone services between the "red neck ville" and "my town". My great grandfather told me of these long-ago days when I was a wee lad.
post #8 of 12
Yeah, your friend should broach it with his pops first. There's no classy way to word a "Hi, I'm _____, girlfriend of _____ who is friends with your son, ________. I'm really interested in ___________, would it be possible to meet to discuss an unpaid internship? Thanks! xoxo"

After your friend introduces the subject to his father and gets a favorable response, your gf can then email him.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Yeah, your friend should broach it with his pops first. There's no classy way to word a "Hi, I'm _____, girlfriend of _____ who is friends with your son, ________. I'm really interested in ___________, would it be possible to meet to discuss an unpaid internship? Thanks! xoxo"
After your friend introduces the subject to his father and gets a favorable response, your gf can then email him.

yeah i havent talked to my buddy since high school lmao... but i still thought to try to network for my facepalm gf ...
better long shot than no shot?
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

well cuz my friend is in red neck ville no mans land (moved after school) and hes dads in my town

No, what this really means that your "friend" has no interest in advocating for your GF. Help her craft the email, but know that it will go nowhere.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

No, what this really means that your "friend" has no interest in advocating for your GF. Help her craft the email, but know that it will go nowhere.

Yep. You're being pawned off. I would probably do the same thing if someone I knew in high school but hadn't talked to since called me out of the blue trying to help his GF get a job at my dad's company.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

yeah i havent talked to my buddy since high school lmao... but i still thought to try to network for my facepalm gf ...
better long shot than no shot?

You think it's smart to have your gf contact the father of a friend for a job even though you havent bothered to keep in touch with him in years? You're just gonna look like an ass.

Your girlfriend should call/email the dad herself and pretend she doesn't know you and his son knew each other. You can coach her through it but your fingerprints should be no where near this (as in she shouldn't mention you or his son).
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